With Alima’s extensive Satin Matte Foundation range, it can seem difficult to pinpoint your perfect foundation match. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – literally.
Whether you are new to our line or your skin tone is changing along with the seasons, the right or wrong foundation can be an absolute game changer.
There are two key players in the quest for a flawless match: depth and undertone. Find both and you have your Holy Grail. Here’s how:
Let’s break the depth of your skin tone up into three categories: light, medium, and deep. If you have a fair complexion and burn easily, you are more than likely a 1, 2, or 3 in our range. If you have a medium skin tone and tan easily, you are probably somewhere between a 4 and a 6. For those who have a deeper or more bronze skin tone, your match will likely fall in the 7 to 9 range.
Moving on. Undertone! Let’s look at the wrists for this one. If your veins appear blue, you probably have a cool undertone. If your veins appear blue and green, your undertone is likely neutral, beige, or olive. If they appear green, you’re likely to have a warm undertone.
(Bonus undertone clues: Cool undertones look best in pink and blue toned colors, like fuchsia, navy, cool grey, jewel tones, and white. If you look better in cream and earth tones such as shades of green, brown, orange, yellow, and brick red then you have a warm undertone. If you can wear a selection of both then you are likely to have a neutral undertone.)
Combine these two and your options have been narrowed quite significantly!
Now for the final step. To determine your perfect match, swatch different shade options on your cheek down to your jawline, observing in natural light whether a shade is too dark or too light, or too yellow or too pink.
When a shade vanishes smoothly into your skin, you’ve found your match!